Berthalia Selina Reuben
A proud Torres Strait Islander woman, Berthalia Selina Reuben is a descendant of the Peidu and Samsep tribes of Erub, Darnley Island.
Growing up in a family with a strong Torres Strait Island cultural heritage, Berthalia has practiced her cultural dances from a young age which today shows through her passion for cultural dance and knowledge.
Berthalia began her technical dance training at National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) Dance College where she has successfully completed her Diploma in Professional Dance Performance and her AusDance Victoria Safe Dance Practice Certificate.
Since graduating from NAISDA, Berthalia has been in the production of “Stolen” directed by Vicki Van Hout for National Theatre of Parramatta (NToP), she has worked with Force Majeure Dance Theatre Company as a performer in Ghenoa Gela’s work “Mura Buai” and facilitates Torres Strait Island dance workshops on the Central Coast. Berthalia is the cultural sessional trainer at NAISDA Dance College where she shares her passion and cultural knowledge with emerging Indigenous artists.
Berthalia is also currently studying for her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Newcastle where she aims to expand her knowledge within the performing arts sector.
Through dance and cultural knowledge, Berthalia plans to continue working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth across Australia inspiring confidence and pride in their respective cultural heritage.